After launching at the beginning of January, GameStick the new Android portable games console, thats small enough to fit in your pocket has now closed it successful Kickstarter campaign, raising more than $645,000 in the process.
GameStick has been designed to be open source along similar lines to the Ouya which also raised funding from Kickstarter. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
“There are over 1,416,338,245 TVs in the world but less than 1% of them are used to play games! Crazy.”
“We have been developing this project for a little over a year now. We have a working prototype of the GameStick as demonstrated below. It’s not as pretty right now as it will be but it’s ours and it’s working. We’re 90% of the way to getting the final pre-production sample in our hands. GameStick works with any Bluetooth controller supporting HID including, we are delighted to say, the Greenthrottle Games controller.
Our own Bluetooth controller is in the final design stage designed and is with our engineering and our manufacturing team in China for PCB development. The last thing we are looking at is the final positioning of the GameStick transport slot, which we may move to the rear of the controller – we expect the pre-production samples to be ready in 5-6 weeks.”
GameStick is planning to launch their console in April 2013 for around $79, and comes complete with controller and console HDMI stick.